Limbaugh: The False Prophet

Talked yesterday with an old friend who called, drunk, asking for help. David Yachimowicz once was Rush Limbaugh's biggest fan. Asked him if he still listened to the man. He said no — but that's because he no longer has a radio. He's living on disability, at a Salvation Army.

A small detail, but it fits. Limbaugh is the king of modern-day denial, and his rise to the role of thought leader of the GOP has be very bad news for the Republican Party. Smart voices on the right, such as David Frum, Daniel Larison, and Rod Dreher are attacking Limbaugh, and now lefties too are getting their licks in. For Obama and the hard-working Democrats, Limbaugh is looking like an enormous gift…

Here's Timothy Egan, a tough-minded columnist for The New York Times, on the Fears of a Clown:

For Democrats, this is all going to plan. It was James Carville and
associates who first cooked up associating Limbaugh with the
opposition, as Politico reported. Then on Sunday, White House Chief of
Staff Rahm Emanuel said Limbaugh was the “voice and the intellectual
force and energy behind the Republican Party.”

Limbaugh played his role, ever the fool. A brave Republican could
have challenged him, could have had a “have you no shame” moment with
him, giving the party some other identity, some spine. Instead, they
caved — from Steele, to the leaders in the House, Eric Cantor and Mike
Pence, to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who would be ridiculed by Limbaugh for his
real first name, Piyush, were he a Democrat.

You could almost hear their teeth clattering in fear of the
all-powerful talk radio wacko, the denier of global warming, the man
who said Bill Clinton’s economic policies would fail just before an
unprecedented run of prosperity.

But Limbaugh has a fear of his own. If people see him purely as an
“entertainer,” as Steele suggested, he will be exposed for what he is:
a clown with a very large audience.


Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

One thought on “Limbaugh: The False Prophet

  1. I just want to say that neither the dems or republicans have a clue both parties just cause division rush is the worst , i dont agree with anything obamas doing at the moment yet i pray for his position the lord has put him in , either way God raises o0ne man up and puts down another this country mis divided not united divided on the party lines, or your either a right wing in the middle or far left or center lft or center right , everyones talking about one another and nobody asks for the anctient paths i think the whole lot of us should repent for pitting one against another from the pastors in the pulpits to the people in the ploaaces of authority but doesnt matter God is on the throne and (not obama, not rush not hillary not anyone affiliated with a political office) Ywh will come and right the ship when the trumpet blows and the sky splits who will you call to save you obama, rush, a democrat or a republican no! away with npolitics away with whitewashed walls and dead heads arguing with dead heads may we all repent of following any leader who claims they have the answer only god has the answer have any of these leaders ever proclaimed a fast and called this nation to repent nope, not one we would rather argue politics and positions than take the time or the instrument weve been given and call the nation to repent from bush to biden obama to palin all are the blind leading the blind and none calls for justice and none seek but their own agendas bought with the god of the dollar running for prophit.All are blind guides and all are confounded and those who trust them are like unto them and all shall fall in a ditch should a man rather put there trust in the lord and not in a man wow


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